Classification of Roads and Their Details

The Constructor

Road transportation is an essential network for any country. Classification of roads based on many factors such as materials, locations, traffic etc. Roads/Highways Transportation Pavements Roads Transportation Engineering

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Why is Bitumen Used in Road Construction? Properties and Advantage of Bitumen for Pavements

The Constructor

Bitumen is used in road construction due to various properties and advantages it has over other pavement construction materials. Building Materials Building Technology Pavement Design Roads/Highways Transportation Bitumen Bituminous Pavement Pavements Roads Transportation Engineering

Roads 45

Screw Loose: Road Construction Fails


Check out these humorous road construction fails on this week''s Screw Loose! construction humor

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The Constructor

Types of soil tests for road construction project requires the site investigation to be carried out to understand the soil profile. For road. Pavement Design Transportation Geotechnical Engineering Soil Transportation Engineering

Roads 48

Upgrading Roads for Driverless Cars

Construction Equipment

With that in mind, federal and state DOTs are looking at what can be done now while new roads are built and existing highways are repaired to prepare for "connected vehicles" merging into the nation's traffic. Word on the street is that self-driving cars are coming to our near future.

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Restructured Texas Toll Road Emerges From Chapter 11

ENR Construction

A bankrupt Texas toll road has new financing and new management

Ohio's First P3 is its Biggest Road Project Ever

ENR Construction

ODOT’s largest project ever, and its first P3, are nearing completion as the state looks at a 35-year maintenance period for its P3 partner before the road is handed back

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Chinese Contractor Awarded $1.2-Bil. Zambia Road Project

ENR Construction

Zambia, Africa’s second-biggest copper producer, hopes to use the expanded road in decongesting heavy traffic to its copper belt

Roads 14

Solutions for in the home and on the road

Constructor Magazine

Smart maintenance technology is on the rise, an emerging innovative option for residential HVAC systems. read more. Feldmans Technology Silver

Paving the Road to Better Benchmarking

Construction Business Owner

We live in a competitive world. Who has the most marketing leads? Who won the bid? What is your safety record? Pertaining to your self-performed work, what are the actual production rates compared to the budgeted production rates?

The Compacted Road to Success

Construction Business Owner

Compaction equipment is not always the most favorite equipment on the jobsite, but it should be. Soil compaction is a critical component in construction.

CFMA Conference Attendees Talk Roads, Staffing

ENR Construction

Uncertainty around federal infrastructure spending continues to hinder states from having the confidence to proceed with large infrastructure projects, economist Anirban Basu told attendees at the Construction Financial Management Association’s 36th annual conference


Maryland Road Job Tests Expedited Approvals Plan

ENR Construction

Aiming to cut earlier timetable in half, crews push to hit Nov. 21 target to widen Eastern Shore artery, improving safety and easing congestion

States Test Alternative Road Funding

ENR Construction

As the incoming Trump administration looks for ways to fund its massive $1-trillion infrastructure plan, it could find answers by looking toward the states—in particular, Colorado, California and Oregon

The Mother Road Tests Solar Paving

Construction Equipment

. . The Missouri DOT's Road to Tomorrow Initiative announced this week that one of their pilot projects will be building the country's first solar roadway on a public right of way at the Historic Route 66 Welcome Center in Conway, Missouri.

Best Road/Highway - LBJ Express

ENR Construction

The new LBJ Express, a 13-mile-long, $2.7-billion P3 project, crosses two municipalities within Dallas County, Texas, and doubles the existing capacity of the highway corridor, one of the busiest in the nation

Budgetless Illinois Road Construction Shutdown Would Cost $345 Million Per Week

Construction Equipment

An American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) analysis released June 27 finds that a prolonged shutdown of Illinois transportation project sites could cost $345 million per week and jeopardize 43,000 jobs

Bid War Over Spanish Toll Road Operator May Escalate

ENR Construction

Italian infrastructure firm is said to weigh counter to $22B bid by Germany's Hochtief for Abertis

The Collapse of American Buildings, Road, Dams….

Building Information Management

Across American, physical infrastructure (buildings, bridges, roads, dams, utilities, transportation systems.) (Photo-CNN). has been crumbling for decades. The most extreme example… as high as 23% of bridges are structurally deficient, and could literally collapse… and some have.

Hampton Roads Region Looks for a Way To Live With the Water

ENR Construction

Hampton Roads in Virginia—seven communities and 11 federal facilities—is facing one of the worst combinations of erosion, subsidence and sea-level rise in the nation

44 Percent of Contractors Report Vehicles Crashing into Road Projects

Construction Equipment

The Associated General Contractors of America surveyed more than 700 contractors during March and April and found 44 percent of the contractors had experienced vehicle crashes into their construction sites in 2016.

When Toll Road Traffic Flows Fall Short

ENR Construction

Bankruptcy of Texas’ First Public-Private Highway Venture Puts Focus on Traffic Projections

Continental, Cat Team up on Off-road Tires

Construction Equipment

Continental says it has signed an agreement with Caterpillar to equip Cat model series 770 to 775 off-road haulers with Continental RDT-Master tires in sizes 18.00R33, 21.00R33, and 24.00R35. The agreement also calls for the two companies to collaborate on designing new tires for two other Cat products: medium wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks

Mississippi Governor Considers Lottery to Fund Roads

Construction Equipment

The Bayonne Bridge's New and Higher Road Deck

ENR Construction

When drivers began using two new lanes of the Bayonne Bridge between Staten Island and New Jersey last month, they crossed not only the Kill Van Kull waterway but also a nexus between a historic engineering past and a modern engineering present

Las Vegas Growth Spurs $3B in Road Projects Underway in Clark County

ENR Construction

of Transportation, 100 years old this year, “has $3 billion in road projects underway in Clark County alone,” said Tony Illia, NDOT public information officer CONEXPO 2017 was set in fast-growing Las Vegas, where the Nevada Dept.

Illinois Road Construction Dodges Shutdown

Construction Equipment

Using its worst-in-nation credit rating, Illinois agreed to pay $12 million to borrow $550 million Thursday to head off the July 1 funding cut off for mass transit and road construction projects.

Traffic Management Where Old Greek Road Met the New

ENR Construction

The Olympia Odos project—largest of the five concessionaires with an original contract of more than $2 billion, now restructured in a reduced scope to $1.4 billion—comes with its share of Olympic-sized challenges

Rotary Intersection of Roads and its Design Factors

The Constructor

Rotary intersection of roads is also called as traffic rotary which is nothing but enlarged intersection of roads where vehicles cross roads or. Pavement Design Transportation Pavements Roads Transportation Engineering

Israel to Test Roads That Power Moving Vehicles

Construction Equipment

Technology used in smartphones is going to be the energy source of the future for electric cars, according to a new company in Israel. Israeli startup company Electroad will be retrofitting a public bus route in Tel Aviv with buried coils that will inductively charge electric vehicles.

Tobacco Products May Be Used in Roads

Construction Equipment

Researchers in RMIT University in Australia have figured out a novel way to cut environmental hazardous waste and make urban roadways cooler. Mix old cigarette butts into the asphalt.

$6 Million Oklahoma Road Project Halted By Bugs

Construction Equipment

federally protected beetle was discovered at a road construction site that has been in the works for at least ten years. District 1 Commissioner Ken Doke said finding the American Burying Beetle is going to delay the project until December or even later

China Inks Silk Road Deals With Brazil, Russia and India

ENR Construction

Leaders in BRIC laying Silk Road making moves to pave Silk Road. Business Management

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Atlas Copco Appoints New Road Construction Team

Construction Equipment

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment appointed five managers to lead its road construction division.

Drone Surveys Improve Automated Road Construction

Construction Equipment

Automated machine guidance (AMG) links construction equipment with onboard computers that use data from 3-D models and GPS to guide operations. The Oregon Department of Transportation is exploring surveying with unmanned aircraft for construction projects using an Aibotix Aibot X6 Hexacopter. The hexacopter can fly programmed flight paths autonomously and carry 4.4 pounds of cameras and sensors

Asset Competency Model – The Road to Excellence

Building Information Management

Asset Competency Model – The Road to Excellence.

Governor Wants 'Wholesale Revisions' to Road Funding Formula

Construction Equipment

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder returned Senate Bill 557 unsigned and is calling for unspecified "wholesale revisions" of how Michigan divides up road construction money.